Corymbia Chenin Blanc 2019

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James Halliday
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Mike Bennie
  • Organic
SKU
COCB201910 UCAU
$30.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$30.00 Per item
Rob and his father, former Australian Test Cricketer Tony “Rocket” Mann, planted the Chenin Blanc vines together on their family property more than 25 years ago. The grapes were harvested by hand over 2 days and whole bunch pressed prior to natural fermentation. A portion was matured in seasoned French oak barriques for 7 months prior to blending and bottling. Aromas of lemon and blackcurrant. The wine shows distinctive characters of lemon pith, blackcurrant leaf, fresh crunchy pear with a textural, vibrant and typically saline finish. It’s so salivating, it’s the perfect drink for every occasion.
Rob and his father, former Australian Test Cricketer Tony “Rocket” Mann, planted the Chenin Blanc vines together on their family property more than 25 years ago. The grapes were harvested by hand over 2 days and whole bunch pressed prior to natural fermentation. A portion was matured in seasoned French oak barriques for 7 months prior to blending and bottling. Aromas of lemon and blackcurrant. The wine shows distinctive characters of lemon pith, blackcurrant leaf, fresh crunchy pear with a textural, vibrant and typically saline finish. It’s so salivating, it’s the perfect drink for every occasion.

Scores & Reviews

95 / 100

James Halliday

It's gently spiced with pepper and cinnamon quills. It's floral with some fresh herbs, poached apple, bees wax and refreshing lemon barley water flavours. The palate is altogether racier, almost Riesling-like acidity keeping this long and pure with the right amount of phenolics adding that extra layer.

93 / 100

Mike Bennie

Corymbia Chenin will be The Next Big Thing. From Rocket’s Vineyard (the Mann family’s site) out back of Swan Valley, kind of. Tightly wound in youth, you have to give these wines some time. Indeed, the asset here is Hunter Valley Semillon-esque, or Tahbilk Marsanne-esque. Time. Patience. Reward. Even drinking in youth it needs a year. Whole bunch pressed, natural ferment, time on lees. Precise and racy style, kept in check with limey acidity and chalky phenolic grip. Actually, so much grip, rivulets of talc-and-salt-like pucker and chew. Serious structure and finesse in tow. Lime, tonic water, mixed minerals. Whoosh. Belter of a wine.